QUINOA BLACK BEAN BURGER

Quinoa Burger 3 (2)

Quinoa Burger 2 (2)

As the weather gets warmer, people begin to enjoy more outdoor activities whether going to the beach, playing sports, or cooking and grilling. A staple at many barbecues is a good old, meaty hamburger. But what if you are tired of eating the same old frozen hamburgers, or simply don’t eat meat at all? This recipe for quinoa black bean burgers will not make you miss meat burgers. The patties are filling, tasty, and packed with vitamins and nutrients and do not leave you feeling greasy and lethargic like traditional burgers do. Try this recipe today guaranteed to be a hit at your next BBQ!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time 25 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup of quinoa

2 cups water

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup of frozen corn

1 red pepper, diced

¼ cup chopped parsley

3 teaspoons chili paste

3 ripe avocados

2 eggs

¼ cup chopped scallions

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large zucchini, diced

1 small yellow squash, diced

1 cup of mushrooms, sliced

Juice of half a lime

Salt

Black pepper

Red pepper flakes

Adobo seasoning

Kaiser rolls

Fresh mozzarella, sliced

Instructions

For the avocado spread

  • In a bowl add the avocados, lime juice, salt and pepper, and mash together

For the burgers

  • In a medium sized saucepan, add the quinoa, water, a dash of salt and pepper. Cover the pan and simmer over a medium-low heat until the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let the quinoa cool and fluff with a fork letting cool
  • In a food processor, add the beans, corn, parsley, chili paste, half of the red pepper, dash of salt and pepper. Blend for about 5 seconds so the ingredients are only mashed, you don’t want to puree them
  • Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and add the black bean mixture and the eggs. Using your hands combine until nicely and evenly mixed. Form into burger shape
  • In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the burgers and cook over a medium-low heat until heated through, cooking each side evenly, about 5 minutes each side. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each side as it’s cooking
  • While the burgers are cooking, prep the veggie hash

For the veggie hash

  • Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan
  • Add the zucchini, squash, mushrooms, garlic, and remainder of the red pepper. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, adobo, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook over a high heat until softened

 

  • Toast the kaiser rolls and then spread the avocado on either bread slice
  • Add your burger and top with lettuce, tomato, and the fresh mozzarella
  • Plated the veggies hash
  • Enjoy!
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